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Latest Review Posted Prakticar Pentacon MC 50mm f/1.8
Be careful which version of this lens you get. I have two and they are very different.


The easiest way to find out, is one has a push button on the side to close the aperture, and the other has the newer M/A slider on the side to control it.


The former is a beauty wide open with great contrast sharpness. But the downside is you have to keep the button pressed when taking the photo, otherwise the aperture will be wide open.


The latter you can set the aperture when switched to M, and it will stop down meter. Downside, is that is very dreamy wide open. You need to get it to F5.6 and beyond to get the contrast you would expect.


Having said that, these are very very cheap lenses, so if you find both, get both. One for wide open, yet fiddly, the other more controlled and dreamy wide open, but easier to use stopped down.


The choice is yours.



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